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People who added this item 1722 Average listal rating (1157 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 3.3
"It's an odd, idiosyncratic movie -- dark in look and dark in spirit -- that plays as a kind of pop culture investigation into the meaning of feminism and the options open to women in the modern world."

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
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"Though I've been bored senseless by the Star Wars phenomenon for over two decades, I found The Phantom Menace something of a pleasant surprise."

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader


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"It's vintage Myers, with an outrageous, broadly played character borrowed from Peter Sellers, silly makeup, bad puns, innuendo, the occasional pause for song and dance and Myers' ongoing obsession with little people."

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
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People who added this item 901 Average listal rating (588 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 4
"Absolutely adorable. Murphy plays a big black woman who is not a victim of America's unrealistic ideal of beauty."

Victoria Alexander, Films In Review
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"Shyamalan's approach is more effective than smash-and-grab plot-mongering. His use of the landscape is disturbingly effective. The performances by Wahlberg and Deschanel bring a quiet dignity to their characters."

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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People who added this item 3382 Average listal rating (2177 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Pearl Harbor (2001)
"For my money a much better heartbreaker, thrillmaker and tear-tweaker than Titanic.

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
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"Movies like this embrace goofiness with an almost sensual pleasure. And so, on a warm summer evening, do I."

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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People who added this item 1797 Average listal rating (1132 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
"The story's true "sucker punch" is the way it lures its audience in with the promise of simple eye candy but then hits you in the guts with something deeper and more complex."

Tim Martain, The Mercury


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People who added this item 5352 Average listal rating (3337 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
"To place a sensitive story in a male-epic genre -- to dramatize feelings of angst and personal betrayal worthy of an Ingmar Bergman film, and then to dress them up in gaudy comic-book colors -- is to pull off a smartly subversive drag show."

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
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It seems fair to point out that of all the cross-dressing comedies of recent decades, none has channeled Some Like It Hot quite so thoroughly."

Mike Hale, New York Times
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People who added this item 2790 Average listal rating (1831 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.3
"Boldly and brazenly larger-than-life, a rock-the-house popcorn flick propelled by thunderous waves of vengeful obsession and faux-operatic passion."

Joe Leydon, San Francisco Examiner


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"It's bigger. Badder. Boobier. And many other words beginning with B, including boneheadedly brilliant."

Robbie Collin, News Of The World
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People who added this item 945 Average listal rating (555 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.7
"The movie is aware of its own riches; it fills up your plate and dares you not to eat."

Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
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People who added this item 464 Average listal rating (310 ratings) 3.9 IMDB Rating 3.7
For visual thrills and fairytale themes, this fantasy feature kicks the stuffing out of Star Wars."

Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 4.4 IMDB Rating 0
"There's a lot to laugh at and cheer for in this rousing comedy."

Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
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"It's a modern classic. By comparison, Hollywood's most celebrated gay comedies -- In and Out, Chuck and Buck, Blades of Glory, even the laughable Brokeback Mountain -- were all failures of nerve."

Armond White, New York Press
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People who added this item 1702 Average listal rating (1070 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.1
Eragon (2006)
"Eragon is a fun film that is certain to join the ranks of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings in the world of fantasy films."

Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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"Fearless and culturally resonant...a Dadaistic sendup of knee-jerk moralism and teen comedies in general."

Mark Palermo, Coast
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People who added this item 424 Average listal rating (310 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 4.9
"In its frenetic, good-natured way, Boat Trip is a trip."

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
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People who added this item 323 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 3
For those with the stomach and stamina for its heartbeat-quickening intensity and body-slamming action, Rollerball delivers exactly what it promises: A people's hero you can really get behind."

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
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People who added this item 843 Average listal rating (539 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Speed Racer (2008)
Speed Racer is a masterpiece of its kind...the moment when the Wachowskis went from wunderkind directors to true auteurs."

Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
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People who added this item 2054 Average listal rating (1274 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Patch Adams (1998)
"Director Tom Shadyac and screenwriter Steve Oedekerk have sleekly outfitted a sudsy feel-good formula into an entertaining holiday comic tear-gusher."

David Bartholomew, Film Journal International
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People who added this item 1846 Average listal rating (1184 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
"Leterrier certainly shows a better sense of meaningful, economic narrative than the mess that Peter Jackson made of the interminable, incoherent Lord of the Rings trilogy."

Armond White, New York Press
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"It's an effective whodunnit but - more importantly - it poses refined, complex questions about how the law operates in a so-called civilised society."

Tim Evans, Sky Movies
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People who added this item 776 Average listal rating (441 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 3.4
Crossroads (2002)
"Strangely, while watching this, one is reminded of another wartime pop goddess, Betty Grable, whose popularity and talents were about on a par with Spears'."

David Noh, Film Journal International


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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2
"A film with a rich and convincing texture, a drama with power and anger."

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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People who added this item 314 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.1
"A stimulating visual showcase of stylish filmmaking that keeps a viewer's attention."

Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
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People who added this item 1304 Average listal rating (735 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7
"Just like true love, a good romantic comedy is hard to find, but Valentine's Day is sure to be one of those classics that will become a tradition this time of year for many years to come."

Jeffrey Lyles, Gazette (MD)
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People who added this item 977 Average listal rating (580 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.6
"To my absolute astonishment, I enjoyed the remake more than the original."

Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
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"Profoundly disturbing, blood-chilling suspenser, fantasically creepy performances"

Kyle Smith, New York Post
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